14th Sept 2013 with John Harle

Saturday September 14th 2013 – 7.30pm
Festival Chamber Orchestra with John Harle
Colyer-Fergusson Hall, University of Kent, Cantebury

Programme to include:
Glazunov – Alto Saxophone Concerto
Stravinsky – ‘Pulcinella’ Suite for Small Orchestra
Donizetti – Concertino for Cor Anglais & Orchestra
Chick Corea – Children’s Songs  (soprano saxophone & orchestra)
Schubert – Symphony No. 5
J. Harle  Interpretation of Dreams (from the score Lucian Freud-Painted Life )

An evening of wonderful summer music from the FCO and renown classical saxophonist, John Harle. John is the most recorded saxophonist in the world, working with the greatest of musicians, his  activities have taken him to Last Night of the BBC Proms and the podium of the LSO to production on a number of chart-topping albums. Most recently John won the 2013 Ivor Novello Award for his score for Lucian Freud – Painted Life (BBC2) and we are thrilled to be performing a piece from his composition. Also the bewitching Saxophone Concerto by Glazunov (who was enthralled by the saxophone and called it a ‘new timbre’ in classical music) and Chick Corea’s Children’s Songs, a beautiful collection of short musical stories that communicate with an uncomplicated directness, but are structurally and harmonically sophisticated. The Orchestra perform pieces by Donizetti and  Schubert, both born in 1797,  both offering the charm, lyricism and vivacity of that    century’s music. Schubert’s Symphony No.5 is often said to resemble Mozart,    reflected particularly in the lighter instrumentation, and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella was inspired by 18th century music, leading him onto neo-classicism, which established his international reputation.


Tickets for all concerts are available from:
Crowthers of Canterbury, 1 The Borough, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2DR
01227 763965 or online at www.crowthersofcanterbury.co.uk